Lewis Nwami in Austin, Texas for SXSW
The M Report would like to give a warm welcome to Lewis Nwami, a featured contributor who will be making frequent appearances on the site.
Get to know him more after the jump.
M:Lewis, since we're getting to know you better, tell us what nicknames you go by.L: Lew, soul brotha, Lewy Lew
M: How old are you?
M: Where are you from?
L: Alief, Texas
M: What's your favorite movie?
L: Training Day
M: Who's your favorite athlete?
L: James Harden
M: Who's your favorite music artist?
L: Kid Cudi
M: Any favorite songs that are out right now?
L: Red Hot Chili Peppers- "Snow" and most recently, "Showin Love" by Ab Soul
M: If you were a rapper, what would your stage name be?
L: My rap name would be Soul Brotha because everything I spit, you will feel it in your soul.
M: What's one thing we wouldn't know about you?
L: I enjoy looking at the stars at night, it brings me to peace and triggers a thought of trying to guess how far we are to heaven.
M: Alright, finish this sentence. Would you rather...
L: work hard or get everything handed to you?
M: Nice. We like to work hard here at The M Report, so it's good to have you on board. Now, let's get to the tough questions. Tell us about your appreciation for music.
L:Music is basically life to me. I listen to every type of music because if you don’t expand and open your mind to a different audio experience, then you can’t value it. It’s a form of art that artists can not only use words, but instruments, to express their feelings to the world. I always wanted to be associated with the art of music since I was younger. I tried rapping but I realized that I was better hearing the music than writing it. Without music I don’t know how I could have made it through difficult times. Having a sound track to your life makes it that much sweeter.
M: You recently attended South By Southwest in Austin. What was your favorite moment?
L: Hands down my favorite moment at SXSW was watching the BKLYN 1834 show case. Watching YC the Cynic, Worlds Fair, CJ The Fly, and other New York based rappers kill the stage, it gave me comfort about the state of hip hop and the direction it’s heading.
M: Ah, so hip-hop is not dead then? Great to hear. Before we end, what blogs do you follow?
L: The-M-Report.com, The Breakfast Club, Complex, The Source, XXL
M: I see how you did that. Not mad at all. Thanks for letting readers get to know you, we look forward to what you got to say!
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